BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested after making threats towards Big Rapids community

Threats made towards university, area hospitals, the Veterans' Affairs Office, military police personnel

A suspect is in police custody after posting multiple videos online threatening Ferris State University and other areas within Big Rapids.

According to a news release by Michigan State Police, the situation was investigated by the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post, the Ferris Department of Public Safety and the Reed City Police Department early Sunday, August 18.

The videos displayed “potentially threatening feelings” toward the university, area hospitals, the Veterans’ Affairs Office and military police personnel.

The suspect was arrested late Sunday, August 18. According to the release, the suspect is a 33-year-old man from Reed City. His name has not been released and will not be released until his arraignment.

The suspect is currently lodged in the Osceola County Jail on a bond of $1 million. The situation resulted in two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. 

According to the news release, because law enforcement took immediate action to find the suspect, there was never a true physical threat to these establishments, and there is no current threat. Business is continuing as usual.